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A Third Quarter Kick

“Why is the third lap in a mile repeat the most important lap?” a reader asked Coach Roy Benson in a recent Runner’s World column. 704 more words


How Your Writing Will be Assessed

I’ve shared the course rubric we’ll use this semester, but I know that sometimes things can get buried on this site. To make the rubric more easily findable later on, I’m writing this post and tagging it with the word  333 more words

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Homework for Tuesday, September 2

A draft of your Unit 1 Essay is due on Tuesday for Peer Review.  Please bring in a double-spaced correctly formatted printed copy of your 3-4 page paper in order to receive credit. 151 more words


Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29

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“The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” ~Carl Jung

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write.  105 more words

"Get to Know Me" Poetry Project (College Prep & Honors 9)

Essential Questions:

  • How can we define poetry as a distinct genre from other types of writing?
  • How can we present our unique identities using the medium of poetry?
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9 Honors

Reading response rubric

I made this reading response rubric a few years back for my primary kiddos. They used it to self-assess and I used it for giving them feedback.

Small Moment/ Personal Narrative/ Slice of Life Writing Checklist

I created this with my second graders a few years ago. Students can use it as a checklist and a rubric for self-assessing. Glitter words make your writing shine!